Computers and New Media


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Why this class?

I signed up for Computers and New Media because I am interested in design principles. After graduation, I want to enter the Human-Computer Interaction area of Computer Science. I am obtaining a Psychology minor because I feel that this will help me to better understand the influences of systems and interfaces.

My Media

Media I Use


Aggregation Media

Media whose purpose is to collect and aggregate other media.

Facebook

Videos
Images
Links
Text
Reactions and Shares

Tumblr

Videos
Images
Links
Text
Likes and Reblogs


Image Media

Instagram

Snapchat

Comics


Video Media

YouTube

Clips of TV Shows
Original Videos
Music Videos

Netflix

Netflix Originals
Movies
Other TV Shows

Television

News
TV Shows

Original Airings
Reruns
Drama
Comedy
Science Fiction

Movies

Drama
Comedy
Science Fiction

Instagram

Snapchat


Print Media

Email

Books

Realistic Fiction
Fantasy
Science Fiction

Ebooks

Textbooks
Realistic Fiction
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Comics

News Apps

Texting or Instant-Messaging Services

Text messages
Facebook Messenger
Telegram
Snapchat


Auditory Media

Telephone

Music

Music App
Radio
YouTube
Music Subscription (Spotify, Pandora, Apple Radio)


Assignment 2

Common Themes


Reasons for Taking the Class

Interest in digital humanities and impact of media x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Desire to become a better developer x x x x x x x
No exams / Easy course x x x

Another common reason was that this class is needed to graduate / fills an elective / meets the Information track requirements.

Media Interests

Facebook x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Whatsapp x x x x x x
YouTube x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Neflix x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

Other popular media platforms included Spotify, Gmail, Twitter, Wechat, Groupme, Amazon Prime, Slack, and Reddit. General messaging through Facebook Messenger, iMessage, or SMS was also common. Popular games included League of Legends, Overwatch, and Skyrim.

Life Similarities

Has a job x x x
Graduate student x x x x x x x x x x x x
Undergraduate student x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x